Baird Bay

When people asked where we were spending the holidays, there was no simple answer. We were headed to Baird Bay, which few people have heard of, and we were driving there from Port Lincoln, which is another place that most people haven’t heard of. My most common response was, “go to Adelaide, then fly an […]

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Swimming with whales in Tonga – Take three

After skipping 2018 due to scheduling challenges, we returned to Tonga for the third time in August of 2019. Getting There     Based on trips in 2016 and 2017, we know that Tonga isn’t easy to reach. In 2016 we flew Melbourne to Auckland to Tonga, then overnighted in this horrible hotel, and then […]

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Port Lincoln – Take Three

There are few things that make me smile like snorkelling with sea lions, and Port Lincoln is one of the best places on the planet. The first time we visited (2015) I only had a GoPro (and it wasn’t turned on for THE_MOST_AMAZING_ENCOUNTER_EVER). The second time we visited (2017) we had the new camera housings, […]

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Christmas in Narooma

When we moved to Sydney in May, one of our first tasks was to find a cattery. We travel quite a bit, and our two very senior cats require a bit of extra attention when we are gone. We found an amazing place, but they were already booked for the holidays. We also wanted somewhere […]

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Swimming with Whales in Tonga – Take two

Our trip to Tonga in 2016 put us in a serious post vacation funk. We were keen to go back, but organised tours are expensive, the dates aren’t flexible, and we’ve learned that the LAST thing we want is to be in the water with a bunch of other photographers. It is a remote part […]

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Exploring Busselton and Margaret River

Every once in a while, I have a work trip to Perth. It’s a bit of a hike, but there’s a lot of interesting things to see in Western Australia. The only problem is that it’s on the other side of a very large country. For comparison sake, it’s like flying from New York to […]

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Swimming with Sea Lions (and Shark Cage Diving) in Port Lincoln

(Location: South Australia, Australia) When we got the new underwater housings, we knew we would be returning to Port Lincoln. We’d visited back in 2015, and had an amazing time. The sea lions come RIGHT up to you, to the point where you can feel their whiskers. Unfortunately my GoPro was off half the time […]

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The No Dive Dive Trip to Fiji

We were a little lax plannning where to go for Christmas in 2016. To be honest, we were both a little depressed after the amazing trip to swim with the whales in Tonga 🙁 Yes, I realise how horribly spoiled that sounds. We were looking for somewhere warm, relatively close to home (by Australian standards), […]

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Chasing the Milky Way in Lake Bonney

Sometimes, well, often, we see photographs and absolutely have to add the destination to our ever growing list. Lake Bonney is one of those places. Lake Bonney is in South Australia, about a two-hour drive from Mildura, Victoria (or a three-hour drive from Adelaide, or an eight-hour drive from Melbourne). The town of Barmera, which […]

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Swimming with Whales in Tonga

In August of 2016, after a year and a half wait since booking, we traveled to Tonga with the hope of swimming with humpback whales. It was worth the wait, worth the price, and totally exceeded our expectations. Most of our trips are the result of seeing a documentary and researching where the encounters were […]

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